Hans Dieter Schaal (1943) is a German architect, stage designer, landscape designer, writer and artist. Throughout his whole career he constantly crossed the borders among the different disciplines to produce a unique corpus of works.
In his famous 1970′s black and white drawings, Schaal synthesized some of his researches on the continuous space, the relationship between natural settings and man-made structures, the path as a space for representation, always keeping an ironical eye. The repetition of a basic object, like a bed, a door, a curtain, a stairway, becomes the starting point for the construction of an imaginary field of possibilities.
ATOM pop-up store / Bonsoir Paris
After a 3D printed prototype, we used RIM (Reactive Injection Moulding) to design all Atoms, which would be otherwise to achieve by utilizing an artisanal technique. Like a toy for adults, you can let your imagination run and safely build simple or complex shapes. There are a lot of possible combinations and permutations to adapt this structure to indoor or outdoor spaces.To enable quick recognition, each piece, each color and material corresponds to a useful and accurate place. Colors have been choose to enhance product’s visibility and display, to contrast with space and the joinery system. Indeed, this building construct can create a multiple of possible COS product displays. Some bars are notched in order to hang clothes or to create weavings made with vinyl string.